School district braces for job, budget cutbacks

'All of us have to pitch in,' says LVUSD superintendent

Las Virgenes Unified School District stands to lose $7.5 million in funding next year, according to a letter from Superintendent Donald Zimring to faculty, staff and parents at all 14 schools. The reduction includes a $6.5million cut from state funds and a $1-million loss due to declining enrollment. “To put this in perspective, the largest reduction our district ever had […]

E-waste collection in Calabasas

TELEVISION GRAVEYARD—Workers for California Recycles share the heavy lifting during the Feb. 7 electronic waste recycling day in Calabasas. The city has two free collection events each month beginning with the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Albertson’s parking lot, 26521 Agoura Road in Calabasas. Collections are also held the third Saturday of […]

Northern Area schools approve four-team football-only league

Vote called a 'waste' by Oaks Christian official

Northern Area representatives in charge of putting together high school sports leagues for the 2010 through 2014 seasons voted 31-23 in favor of forming a four-team private-school league for football only on Tuesday in Santa Barbara. The four schools are Oaks Christian, St. Bonaventure, Santa Clara and Grace Brethren. The vote drew immediate criticism from OCHS athletic director Jan Hethcock. […]

Valen-crime’s Day

Since my wife and I have a 5year-old, the two of us will not be having Valentine’s Day dinner alone. And since misery loves company, we invited another family with the same predicament to join us. A dinner date was my wife’s idea. She took over the planning. She decided on the time and the place (our house), and she […]

Mayor taking too much credit

What’s this “Mayor Maurer” business? Each council member is elected “mayor” for one year by the other council members. She just happens to have been elected this year. Unfortunately, the second paragraph of the absentee voter brochures mailed by Ms. Maurer states that she served as mayor for the past four years. That’s simply untrue and consequently misleading. That’s not […]

Rain finally tapers off

More rain coming our way JANN HENDRY/Acorn Newspapers UNDER MY UMBRELLA—Calabasas resident Allison Gasway attempts to stay dry as she heads for her morning coffee at The Commons in Calabasas on Monday. The forecast calls for increased cloudiness and scattered showers throughout the weekend.

Tips for a greener world

Saving the world may seem like a daunting task. But every little bit helps—even minor changes in the home and workplace—can positively impact generations to come. Dr. Alan Greene, practicing pediatrician, renowned authority on family health issues, offers a few simple steps to help people live a greener and healthier lifestyle. •Eat wisely. Most pesticide exposures occur during the winter […]

Local youngsters develop a passion for rugby

Typically, when the words “offensive lineman” roll off the tongue, compliments such as “nice hands” or “fast runner” don’t follow. With the continued growth of the West Valley Wolverines, a youth rugby club in Calabasas, more kids are finding out that linemen can put points on the scoreboard, too. Shawn Lipman, a former member of the United States national team […]

At the Library

Agoura Hills The Agoura Hills Library announces its upcoming events. All events are held at the library, 29901 Ladyface Court. For more information, call (818) 889-2278. •Winter storytime will be held through April 1. Storytime for children ages 3 to 5 will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Storytime for children ages 1 to 2½ will be held at 11 […]

Bozajian trusted for 12 years

James Bozajian has served Calabasas well for the last 12 years. He is fiscally conservative and supports local businesses that provide much of our tax revenue. He has participated in creating our general fund surplus of more than $20 million dollars. He also listens to the priorities of the residents and continues to support the acquisition of open space. James […]

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